My hope for this space is to be a place where people can connect and come together over the roller coaster we know as being a #TwentySomething. This decades of our lives is filled with highs and lows and it's been a particular challenge for me to find somewhere to express my feelings about it all. I get that's the idea behind our numerous social media accounts, but let's be real about this: social media has its own unwritten rules regarding how you portray yourself. Our platforms have basically been turned into what I, and much of the rest of the world, like to call a "highlight reel," - meaning that we only really post the good stuff that happens to us with positive words and uplifting hashtags - but what about the rest of it!? You know, the knitty-gritty and not-so-pretty parts. I've come to find out that when it comes to the harsh realities of our day-to-day struggles, most social media friends and followers want nothing to do with it.
Knowing this bias all too well, I realized that if I truly wanted to express myself, social media couldn't be my only outlet. I decided to create a place where I could share more aspects of my life than just the picture-perfect moments. I knew a blog would allow me the space to write my (sometimes long-winded) thoughts, reflections on experience and hopes for the future. Keeping the highlight tendencies of social media's nature in mind, I have delicately framed each of my #lessons as "the silver lining" of these harsh realities, while still sharing the rawness of each experience in a very real way. If this all sounds kind of complicated, I'm sure you can imagine how perplexing it was to actually get this thing off the ground.
So here's the mission: I believe that everything we experience in life has a positive - even when it feels like your world may be crashing down on you at that very moment - and sometimes it may just be hidden under a few layers of less-positives. Regardless of what happens to us, we have to weed through the good, the bad and the ugly in order to get to where we are going. I truly feel that what we take from each of those experiences will ultimately frame the future we are building for ourselves and I figure that using my experiences as an example may help some of us who are still lost along the way. While my life is nowhere near perfect, I know I am blessed to be in my position and I want people to look at their lives the same way.
One thing I am sure of is that even half-way through my twenties, I still have just as much (if not more) to figure out as when I entered this influential decade and that seems to be the theme most of my peers have experienced, too. I wanted to take some people along for this ride so everything written here is based on either my personal life, or the lives of some very awesome friends, and the experiences that we have faced. This idea has taken on many forms (most of which occurred in my head) before I got this site up and running and I am very proud of how far I have come. Though I am aware there is a lot more ground to cover, I think I am on to something and my only disappointment is that I didn't start sooner. I hope this space can be a beacon of light to my readers, contributors and at large in the #TwentySomething presence.
The woman behind the #lessonplanning...
My name is Becky Moser. I am a 26 year old graduate student with a lot of ideas and a very diverse background (academically, personally and professionally) that has curated those ideas. My most recent studies have been focused around strategic communication and I am working toward a Master's Degree from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. My time as a graduate student has been an interesting one that has opened many doors of opportunity. Some of those opportunities have been short and sweet some have lasted longer than they needed to, but one thing is for sure about everything I have experienced until now: each experience in their own right have made a lasting impression on my life. There were some things that took mere moments to realize and some that took half a decade, but regardless of their outcomes, I wanted to be able to share the lessons they have taught me with the world. I feel like there are others who can benefit from a positive perspective on life and that's what lead me to create this blog and expand this brand.
Prior to my time as a graduate student, I was a pretty confused soul with a lot of experiences and not a lot to make of them. Early in my twenties, I completed a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. The plan was to get a Master's in the field and become a Marriage and Family Therapist. But there was one small problem with that plan and I realized it about two months before I actually graduated with that Psychology degree. The epiphany was basically that the dream I had been chasing through my undergraduate career wasn't really my own. This realization changed my path dramatically because I knew I would never be truly successful if my heart wasn't invested in the career I was pursuing. I still wanted to help people, but I knew I needed to feed my passions if I was going to really feel fulfilled by my future. I started looking at other graduate programs that would get me at least a few steps closer to a career I could see myself thriving in. I figured that whatever I was good at, passionate about and willing to work hard for everyday would still allow me to make an impact on the world, somehow. I set my sights on a program geared toward Communications, Public Relations & Marketing and have been working towards a career in the industry ever since.
I guess all the turmoil of my early twenties came full circle because those experiences have been the premise of this entire brand's concept. If there is anything my life has taught me so far, it's that while the journey has not always gone according to my plans, I have always ended up exactly where I am meant to be, precisely when I am meant to be there. Life is unpredictable and it is that way for a reason, but we are all in the same boat taking this thing called "life" one day - and one lesson - at a time. Every moment is part of the journey and there will always be a lesson to learn, so please join me as we open our minds and embrace the process of #adulting.
If you're interested in learning more about me and my educational journey, you can do so by visiting my professional portfolio at beckymoser.com.